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I Believe That Laughter Is the Best Stress Relief

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    There is more than one kind of laughter.  Laughing AT people does not reduce stress, it simply reinforces prejudice and anger.  Laughing at YOURSELF and the complete absurdity of your self-importance and your vanities IS a good way to relieve stress, because it puts you...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 5 Responses Jan 20, 2008

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    Memamsdaughter Memamsdaughter 41-45 Jun 15, 2014

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    The Best Medicine

    Laughter is truly the best medicine. Along with music, laughter helps me deal with my stress. It relaxes me and helps me focus. I can’t imagine not having these two things in my life, especially when I’m dealing with problems.
    Trident2012 Trident2012 18-21, M Jul 13, 2012

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    So True!

    And especially true for me, as anyone who has browsed my experience list knows. It's just hard to be mean and grumpy when you're too busy chuckling! :-)  E. Bunbury
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 2, 2008

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    Stupid Americans

    Indian Chief, "Two Eagles," was asked by a white government official, "You have observed the white man for 90 years. You've seen his wars and his technological advances. You've seen his progress, and the damage he's done." The Chief nodded in agreement. The official continued...
    trilo2 trilo2 18-21, M May 12, 2012

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    My Story

     I like watching humorous programs. Laughter gives me energy
    Kirsche Kirsche 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2008

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    Laughing Until I'm Crying

    Because I allow stress to build up over long periods of time without displaying outward signs of distress, when I laugh I tend to laugh until I'm crying....and then I do this weird laughing/crying combination because all that stress is finally being let loose. Unfortunately, once...
    nastalgia721 nastalgia721 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2012

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    The Student, The Businessman And The Biker

    There were three guys at a bar. One was a college student, one was a buisness man and the other was a biker. The student tells the two other men that it was his aniversary and he got his wife a pearl necklace and a trip to the Bahamas "**** if she doesnt like the necklace...
    trilo2 trilo2 18-21, M Dec 23, 2012

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    Lighten Up...

    I work in an office environment for a very large corporate company.  After my experience at various other jobs (landscaping, fast food, retail, etc.), I eventually found myself in my current position, and have been there for well over a decade now. I find...
    youzd youzd 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 2, 2008

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    I Love Family Guy

    Today isn't the best day and through band I was really quiet and not feeling up to par.  Feelin' pretty down and not thrilled with things right now, but I went to the Student Union place and after a while found a Family Guy clip I've been looking for and laughed so hard I...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F Sep 15, 2009

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    Me Too

    unless of course you are naked and with a person you were hoping to have sex with....uhm not that this has ever happened to me or anything....i'm just saying...you know it would probably cause more stress and make it difficult to perform and it would be a terrible blow to your...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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    The Cure!!

    It works for me. Very well infact. So much I love to spread the laughter, in whatever way possible. Sometimes people can get very desperate and waaaaaaaaaaaay too stressed. Laughter is the cure I tell you!!
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2008

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    When I Get Stressed

    I usually end up talking to a friend who will make me laugh. It really helps to get your mind off of the stress.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 8, 2008

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    It's the Best Way

    "Humor, a great stress reliever! Laugh, be happy and have less stress!" Catherine Pulsifer   “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." Victor Borge   Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2008

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    Yes laugh when you can,

    it feels amazing. I love smiling too.. I encourage everyone to smile and laugh more often!! One love!
    roebeau roebeau 18-21, F Feb 27, 2014

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    hahahahahahahah comes with me.

    .. jungle trecking at national park pulau pinang malaysia this sunday..
    syam721 syam721 31-35, M Apr 2, 2014

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    Tropic Thunder!

    Yes I do! That is why I watched Tropic Thunder before I went to work today and it put me in the best mood. That is the funniest movie I have ever seen in my life and I did not stop laughing from start to finish! Tom Cruise dancing! Need I say more, need I!!!! He...
    missadventurer missadventurer 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2008

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    The Postman

    Three women were sitting around throwing back a few drinks and talking about their love lives. One woman said, "I call my husband the dentist. Nobody can drill like he does." The second woman giggled and confessed, "I call my husband the miner because of his incredible shaft...
    trilo2 trilo2 18-21, M Mar 17, 2012

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    Laughing

    I don't know how many times i have had laugh attacks.LOL. My husband and i will be laying in bed and start laughing at the stupidest things. It's great i love it. Sometimes he thinks he is so funny and he can't stop laughing at himself, you can't help but to laugh.
    butterflies7 butterflies7 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2008

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    "Freedom lies in being bold" Robert Frost Today, I take that bold step. I've grown tired of complacency and feeling as if my voice isn't being heard. I have been willing to let my...
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    I feel like only prayer can help us at this point...... My husband and I recently just got married. We immediately moved to a different state. On top of all the newly wed drama we...
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    I feel like only prayer can help us at this point...... My husband and I recently just got married. We immediately moved to a different state. On top of all the newly wed drama we...
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    Laughter is the best to me, like being silly and goofy makes people laugh and I love laughing and having fun. It takes the pain and all the bad memories away.
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    Been taking care of one autistic child with relapsed leukemia for past one month. He was suppossingly be in school enjoying the sunshine, field, fun and laughter but was instead...
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    TBH I didn't think laughter was the BEAT MEDICINE! till now, I was soo angry at something that my sister did something so funny, that I laughed and forgot all about being and...
    PreciousDiamond2 PreciousDiamond2 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Saw a documentary on laughter therapy. It's an interesting idea!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I like the laughter that sends you a natural high & alters your breathing. The type of laugh you can't resist that has you bent in half from trying to catch your breath... Those...
    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    I believe there is a god who watches. He doesn't help or make things worse just watches. He doesn't answer prayers. He doesn't give miracles. He just watches. He is a god that will...
    no6pain6no6gain no6pain6no6gain 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I feel like I've laughed so much recently. Spent Christmas with my family and my house was full of laughter. I'm end up in tears of laughter everytime I see my friends. Laughter...
    0815Jade 0815Jade 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Laughter to me is like a song of praise and joy to God! Laughter shows the joy in ones heart. like a fire that cant be unlit by Satan. Satan wants us to live life without joy and...
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    I'm not talking a general chuckle. no I mean the kind of laugh where you're slouched in your seat with your legs in the air kicking and you're hands over your stomach because it...
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